Well, I have decided to say sod it and see how I get on in this GB... Taking a plunge with my first one, and am following the instructions for Revell's 1:48 (my favourite scale and larger) offering of the Phantom FGR.2. I must say I've never taken part in a GB so what I am expected to share/tell I don't really know! lol
The build will be completely OOB, no addition of any extras, will that be a good/bad idea? Judging by the kit seats maybe not, bare is an understatement, and as for the pilots, they appear to have US-style helmets (I think?).
No pictures so far, but I have started on the seats and construction is slow - we shall see if other little distractions (namely 1y/o twins) prevent me from finishing in the timeframe...
Please don't expect too much from me, I don't fill or sand, no priming etc, just a straight forward build as per instruction sheets and some ref photos online and as long as it looks half decent (to me) and is as accurate as I can achieve, I'm happy..
I shall try to get some photos when I have a bit more done than seats painted and in a state of assembly...
Tips and hints on how to improve are always welcome, but please to a beginner level (think I've just about mastered glueing and painting).
Back to the kit, and I am tending towards, 56Sqn from the 90's as I would have actually seen them in that scheme... I am always naff in deciding on the option to finish in, and could have pssibly gone for the camo option of 2Sqn from the 70's (I like a bit of green/grey and many decals)